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$17,000 In Scholarships Awarded

June 22, 2016

Puritan Lawn Memorial Park recently awarded five local students $17,000 in scholarships for their secondary educational expenses. The foundation awarded its first scholarship in 1999 and is now in its 18th year of providing financial aid to deserving students.


Our five recipients are as follows:

Tayla Killoren - Tayla will be graduating from the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield and will be attending the Catherine Hinds Institute.

Alexcea Hickey-Jimenez - Alexcea will be graduating from Lynn Classical High School and attending Worcester State University in the fall.

Leona Smith - Leona has been attending the University of Massachusetts in Boston and will be starting her senior year this summer.

Sarena Santos - Sarena will be graduating from Peabody High School and attending Simmons College this fall.

Alexandra Gerardi - Alexandra will be graduating from Lynnfield High School and attending the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science in the fall.

Eligible candidates include students who may not, as of yet, achieved their full academic potential due to circumstances beyond their control. Our students often have to place family responsibilities ahead of their education. A few examples include students who need to work to help contribute to their family’s finances, those taking care of an ill parent or sibling or not having adequate housing. Our scholarship targets students who have had to take on a more adult role and therefore their studies may have suffered. We at Puritan Lawn are looking to provide the momentum to help these students succeed academically. Our recipients are determined to beat the odds and obtain their goal of pursuing secondary education and we are determined to assist them. If you are interested in finding out more about applying to our scholarship program or in making a contribution to our foundation, please contact us at (978) 535-3660. Checks can also be written out to the Puritan Lawn Educational Foundation and mailed to:

Puritan Lawn Educational Foundation

185 Lake St.

Peabody, MA 01960


100% of all money received goes directly to the Puritan Lawn Educational Foundation and is tax deductible.